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Il Brillo Parlante

#1,436 of 9,259 Restaurants in Rome
#1,703 of 10,056 Places to Eat in Rome
Campo Marzio
Pizza, Italian, Brew Pub, International, Spanish, Pub, Pasta
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Via Della Fontanella 12, 00187 Rome, Italy
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12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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    4 of 5 stars
Will go back!

Friendly staff, excellent food, good value for money, quick service, great location. Loved the atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
Colchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Business meetings
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 NEW

We recognized that this was likely a tourist trap type restaurant but went anyways after reading some of the reviews. It was overall kind of a disappointment. The food wasn't terrible, but it wasn't particularly good either. We had a pizza, which had good flavor but the crust was very limp and flimsy. The bruschetta was okay, but the tomatoes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 NEW

Simply said, the best grilled chicken I have ever had. Had a split order of gnocchi that was wonderful also, I don't see how one could eat a full portion.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, excellent food, good value for money, quick service, great location. Loved the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Good restaurant the pizza was wonderful The staff was very friendly I will visit this restaurant again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The place has a wide range of pizza, pasta and wine collection. Looks like they also specialize in beef meat. The beef skewer was a various kinds of meat not only beef. The lamb chops were some pieces perfectly made and some awefully burned. The worst of tonight was the fact they couldn't serve alcohol. I felt the potential, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Lovely little restaurant, visited in September 2015. Very decent price, great service and some really tasty food. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This restaurant is one of the only few in the touristic area where they serve good food. The menu is diverse and they offer many good foods. They brought the Lasagna a little burnt one time, so pay attention while ordering. The cocktails are very delicious and priced appropriately.

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GroupeValadier, Direttore at Il Brillo Parlante, responded to this review

Dear Mr Obada, thanks to share with us your nice experience at our Il Brillo Parlante Restaurant. We hope to see you in the next trip in Rome. Best regards More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Let's be frank: Rome's average restaurant is usually way better than any other country's good restaurant. Italian food is simply second to none. While Il Brillo is located in the middle of tourist area and one would not expect anything extraordinary, this place is really special. Maybe not the location, maybe not the interior (although pretty interesting and neat), but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We were initially looking for the burger (same owners) but went here attracted by the atmosphere. There were no free tables, but we waited at the bar, got cold tap beers and we were sitted within 10 minutes. We had a starter (was sooooo good we didn't even manage to stop to take a picture; was an Italian specialty, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We stopped here for drinking whine and eating pizza after doing shopping all day. We ate a great fungi pizza with excellent white whine, in the cheapest price. Very recomended :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Della Fontanella 12, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Campo Marzio
  • Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
  • Phone Number: 06-324-3334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 57
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, Brew Pub, International, Spanish, Pub, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am

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